Since the gut-wrenching song "Gun," which appears on this year's It's Up to Emma, revolves around jealousy and vengeance, you might expect a video that follows suit, except Scout Niblett thrives on visual contrasts. If her music lives in the shadows, her image embraces the light.
In this Jeff Rowles-directed video, she dresses up as Snow White and visits a fairground to spread happiness and joy, which means smiling, waving, riding the merry-go-round, and posing for photo ops. She accepts no money for her services, and appears to be taking the guerrilla approach to the Wonderful World of Disney, but she's a benevolent interloper, so there's nothing here for the famously litigious Walt Disney Company to lose any sleep over—in her edgiest move, she rocks out on a toy guitar. That said, I doubt they'll be switching out "It's a Small World (After All)" with "Gun" anytime soon.
(For films that take the piss out of Disney in a more direct manner, look no further than Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop or the upcoming Sundance sensation Escape from Tomorrow, which was shot surreptitiously at Disney theme parks.)
It's Up to Emma is out now. Scout Niblett plays Barboza on Thurs. Aug. 22. $10 adv, 21+